The NFL network has continued it's top 100 players in the league in 2014 last night. They announced that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was ranked as the 34th best player, and the highest undrafted player on the list.
Since Tony Romo is the highest ranked undrafted player on this list, it means that Denver Broncos Pro-Bowl cornerback Chris Harris Jr. did not crack the NFL Networks top 100 list.
So far Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes and Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis are the only cornerbacks on the list. It's safe to assume Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis will make the list as well. All four of those cornerbacks had great 2014 seasons, but Harris had a better one.
According to Pro Football Focus, Harris was thrown to 89 times during the season but did not allow a single touchdown. He did allow 46 receptions, but those receptions only averaged 7.7 yards. The receptions that he did allow did not end up going very far. Harris didn't give up a reception longer than 22 yards, and quarterbacks were held to a quarterback rating of 47.8 when targeting Harris.
This impressive production from Harris has earned him the honor of being the top cornerback in the league, according to Pro Football Focus. He earned a plus 28.4 overall grade from PFF, nearly 7 points higher than any other CB. He allowed just 0.57 yards per coverage snap, which also ranked first.
Harris also hasn't allowed a touchdown since 2013.
What more does Harris have to do?
People. NFL media types. Stop putting Peterson and Hayden above Chris Harris on your CBs rankings/lists/beefs/whatever. Harris is the truth.— Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) June 18, 2015
I want to thank all the media types who continue to overlook Chris Harris Jr. He entered this league with a chip on his shoulder since he went undrafted, and has gone on to become one of the best cornerbacks(the best if you ask me) in the entire league. Being disrespected like this will only make that chip bigger, and he'll continue to dominate on the field.
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